There are many ways of measuring social distress. One of them, for example, is the number of people who actually obey the law. That is always a good starting point to figure out the legitimacy level of a country’s legislative and judicial systems according to its own people.
Simón Bolívar said that “When tyranny becomes law, rebellion is a right.” Argentineans seem to be following his advice, rebelling against the misguided monetary policies of the Kirchner regime. They are rebelling against the Argentinean peso itself.
According to Article 283 of the Argentinean penal code, “whoever clips or alters legal tender, and whoever deals with such altered currency for any purpose, shall be punished with seclusion or imprisonment of one to five years.”